Improved Offense

May 26th, 2015
Bucs LT Donovan Smith will be a big key if the Bucs can improve their offense this season. His eye candy improves anything.

Rookie left tackle Donovan Smith should be a big key if the Bucs can improve their offense this season. His arm candy improves anything.

When thinking of last year’s truly offensive offense, Joe doesn’t know whether to chug Kaopectate or Bushmills.

That offense was about as miserable as it gets. Juvenile quarterbacking, turnstile blocking, and not one running back who ran for 500 yards. Joe swears Team Glazer could have pulled some PlayStation Warrior out of the beer line at the Den of Depression and had the same production.

So it was no a shock to see the Bucs (again) load up on offense in the draft. In the eyes of Chase Goodbread, of, the Bucs were one of the most improved offenses this offseason.

3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

While the Titans quickly matched Mariota with a high-profile receiver, the Buccaneers turned to their offensive line to support No. 1 overall pick Jameis Winston. The Bucs had two second-round picks and used them on Penn State offensive tackle Donovan Smith and Hobart guard Ali Marpet. And why not? The club already has Vincent Jackson and Mike Evans in place as Winston’s receiving targets, so it could afford to wait until the fifth and sixth rounds to add another receiver in Nebraska’s Kenny Bell and Utah’s Kaelin Clay. Hawaii fullback Joey Iosefa was Tampa Bay’s final pick in the seventh, rounding out six offensive additions, including three of the first 61 overall picks.

Well, Jameis is already an upgrade over turnover-prone Josh McCown. That much is certain. Joe just cannot imagine Jameis being worse, even as a rookie. The key here is the two second-round offensive linemen.

If Ali Marpet is able to transition from Division-III to the NFL quickly, and Donovan Smith proves at least capable at left tackle, then Jameis’ maturation will accelerate and the entire offense will benefit.

5 Responses to “Improved Offense”

  1. BlogTalkFootball Says:

    I am looking forward to seeing Capt. Morgan making a few catches in the end zone (without the celebration). The offense upgrades were enough to convince me to upgrade my tickets from nosebleeds to end zone!

  2. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Donovan Smith….”America’s Gargantuan Left Tackle”

  3. FortMyersDave Says:

    No fumbles or poses from Capt Morgan would be nice…. I just go to 2 or 3 games a year BlogTalk but I think I will continue that and probably would not have if the Bucs did not at least try to upgrade the offense via Winston and the 2 OL-men taken in the 2nd round. Last season I wasted coin to go see the Bucs lose to the Lambs, Vikes and Bungles all games that were very winnable and lost by all aspects of the game: Rams special teams with Luke Stocker deserving a Vegas Inquiry, Vikes with the D making Bridgewater look like Joe Montana, and Bungles with the D going off on Dalton but the offense unable to move the ****ing ball, especially on 3rd down. This season I really just want to see the ****ing team win at RJS, its not much to ask and with the Titans and Jags coming to RJS early the Bucs better win both of those games or the newly rejuvenated fans will bail on Lovey so quick and will be calling for his head if they manage to lse both these games where the Bucs should be favored as they were against the Rams and Vikes last season….

    I agree with BlogTalkFootball in that the Bucs have to get better, I mean how could they get any worse???? They have a new slot receiver and a return guy that should help the WR depth after VJack/Evans to go along with Winston and the OL help, I just hope they gel and the defense does not go back to where it was when the Falcons and Ravens decimated them in less than a half with Lovie/Leslie simply unable to make proper adjustments… Of course I asked the same question of how it could not get worse a year ago after Sciano got fired and look what happened….. For the sake of the sanity of all hard core Buc fans I sincerely hope the Bucs turn the corner, else we will have another coach fired and attendance at RJS in 2016 will be down there in the 25K range that you got back in the mid ’80s under Leeman and Hugh…

  4. Buccfan37 Says:

    I’m of the opinion that the Bucs will be better, the coaching will be better and the win meter is pointed up, now if the fans can only hurry up and wait to see the results. You have to have patience to follow the Bucs.

  5. Tampa Tony Says:

    Patience? This is year 7 of the glazers failed rebuilding plan since firing Gruden? How much patience is needed for this directionless franchise?